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Bordeaux 2013: teetering on the brink

The Bordeaux harvest is late, the growing season was difficult and there are rains on the way – but there is more positive news for the …

Practical France Visitor Tips - What Not to Do in France

01 of 10<p>Don't be shy about speaking French<p>Don’t be shy about using your school French, however basic or rusty it might be. We all know that the …

6 Reasons to Go to Nantes, France

Question: why do travelers come to France? Some people are history buffs, some are gourmands, but some are what we might call whimsy-hunters—poetic …

Brazil

Why Is France So Popular?

In 2012, France was once again the top country in the world for tourism, its number one spot ensured by the more than 83 million people who visited. …

Reader Submission: Road Trip Through France And Spain

<i>This story was submitted by one of our readers. I love that OurOyster.com is not only able inspire others to travel, but it can also inspire to write</i> …

Jack Kerouac

Adventures In France: Roquefort, The King Of All Cheese Towns

The first time I tasted Roquefort cheese, with its green-blue veins and super-pungent odor, I was hooked. If you appreciate cheese that tastes like <i>cheese</i>, that punches you in the mouth like <i>cheese</i>, and demands a full-bodied red wine to cut its mind-altering strength in half, then perhaps you’ve had …

Strasbourg's Cutest Neighbourhood - La Petite France

Photo Essay: La Petite France in Strasbourg, France<p>After spending a week wandering around Zurich and riding the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to …

Ma Provence, South of France.

Today, I want to talk about La Provence, this region in the South of France that most people from outside the country view as a romantic heaven for many painters, because of its amazing light; for producing lavender and roses, used for perfumes and other colognes; and for its yummy mix of herbs …

French styling is a labour of love

Stepping inside Carolyn Westbrook’s home, it’s impossible not to notice that romance is in the air.<p>It’s not just the traditional scene-setters of …

Home Decorating

Seillans: Officially One of the Most Beautiful Villages in France

onAugust 16, 2013 in Europe, France 21<p>Seillans, a tiny town in Provence, is one of the prettiest villages in France. But you don’t have to take my …

La Maison a Vaisselle Cassee – Outsider Art in Louviers, France

La Maison a Vaisselle Cassée or The Broken Crockery House, is a very special place located in Louviers, France. I took a look at a few pictures and …

Design

Undiscovered France: Where to Go Next

With Paris’s many seductions, the stately Loire Valley, picture-perfect Provence, and the dazzling Côte d’Azur it’s no wonder much of the rest of …

Autumn Wine Festivals in France 2013

With the grape harvest soon upon us in France, we make a selection of some of the wine festivals taking place this autumn.<p>As one of the leading …

France

Coming Soon: Downton Abbey Wine and Breaking Bad Beer

Downton Abbey is hopping on the branded beverage bandwagon (alongside Breaking Bad, The Simpsons, Game of Thrones and some other shows), but in a …

TV

Ask a Sommelier: Which Wine Books Do You Love?

Even if you're not headed back to school this fall, you can still get a fresh start on your studies—your wine studies, that is. Though many of our sommelier friends recommend tasting as the best way to learn about wine, having a book beside you while you do it is never a bad idea. We asked 15 …

Brazil

Ask a Sommelier: Wine Advice for Grilling

GalleryAsk a Sommelier: Wine Advice for Grilling<p>This time of year, it's easy to feel like you should <i>always</i> be grilling. Got fava beans? Asparagus? Throw them on the grill. Chicken? Who roasts anymore? Steak? Obvious choice. But grilling adds a layer of flavor to food, and the best drink …

Friday Funny - What Your Wine Choice Says About You - Celebrations at Home

Shares 12K<p>I found this amusing graphic posted on Facebook and thought it would be fun to share with all my ‘sister moms’ out there. Created by …

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Oops! It looks like the page you were looking for no longer exists. Sorry about that.<p>Hopefully you can find what you’re looking for in our other …

France

France: les étudiants sénégalais préparent leur rentrée

La rentrée universitaire en Europe approche. A ce jour, 9 000 Sénégalais étudient en France. Cette année, près de 5 500 étudiants se préparent à …

Éducation

Adventures In France: A Wine Heaven Named Saint-Émilion

So you’re in Bordeaux, arguably the most famous of France’s many wine-producing regions, and you’ve set aside a day to explore the best that the area’s 1,500-some odd wineries have to offer.<p>How do you make your decision? With such a dizzying array of fermented grape juice to choose from, where can …

France: A bookish haven for Americans in Paris

PARIS — Charles Trueheart, the director of the American Library in Paris, picked through the shelves in his office and withdrew a surprisingly well-preserved June 1922 edition of the long-gone literary magazine the Smart Set.<p>The cover touted a short story debuting in that issue: "A Diamond as Big …

Literature

How To Get Invited To Speak At A TED Event

I’ve been fortunate to be invited to speak at two TEDx events in the last 18 months. When people learn I gave a TEDx talk, they inevitably have two …

Public Speaking

Fast Food Reigns in France

Wine Pairing Chart

PAIRING WINE & FOOD<p>VEGETABLES<br>ROASTED VEGETABLES<br>SOFT CHEESE<br>HARD CHEESE<br>STARCHES<br>FISH<br>RICH FISH<br>WHITE MEAT<br>RED MEAT<br>CURED MEAT<br>SWEETS<p>DRY WHITE<br>White Table …

Recipes